December 2014 FEW Bonenkai Recap

Every year FEW celebrates the end of year in style by opening its doors to members, guests, partners and supporters for a night of festive fun. More than 65 members, guests and supporters joined FEW for the “Naughty & Nice” Bonenkai at Indian Restaurant DIYA Roppongi on December 12, 2014. Thanks to the generous support of […]

Published on 17th December 2014

December 2014 FEW Women’s Start-Up Club Recap: Starting Your Own Business in Japan

FEW Women’s Start-Up Club Meeting – Tuesday, December 2, 2014 By Katharina von Tschurtschenthaler Be advised: There is a lot of paperwork waiting for you if you want to start your own business. But: ”Once you know the procedure, it is quite straightforward“, says Yoko Majima, immigration lawyer and legal advisor. She started her own […]

Published on 7th December 2014

November 2014 FEW Meeting Recap: Tips for Overcoming Conflict

Recap: “Tips for Overcoming Conflict” FEW Meeting November 13, 2014 Speaker: Tania Coke Tania Coke, conflict meditator, corporeal mime artist, and FEW November speaker, sees conflict as a chance to keep asking yourself, “Who am I?” By Christina Hanazawa-Gallagher, FEW Programs Director On Thursday, November 13, FEW welcomed conflict mediator and corporeal mime artist, Tania […]

Published on 18th November 2014

October 2014 18th FEW Career Strategies Seminar (CSS) Recap: IGNITE

Recap – 18th FEW Career Strategies Seminar (CSS): IGNITE On Saturday, October 4th, FEW held the 18th FEW Career Startegies Seminar (CSS) on the theme of IGNITE. CSS was a great day which inspired both thought and action, reaffirmed the fantastic community in Tokyo, and gave us a chance to learn and practice some new […]

Published on 9th October 2014

September 2014 FEW Meeting Recap: What Starting a Business Taught Female Business Owners -Lessons, Inspirations and Insights from Six Different Industries

Recap: “What Starting a Business Taught Female Business Owners: Lessons, Inspirations and Insights from Six Different Industries” FEW Meeting September 13, 2014 Panelists: Elana Gilbert, Joanne Pascual, Melanie Uematsu, Megumi Moss, Sophie Wang, Yoko Majima   By Helen Lewis, FEW Special Events Director   To kick off the 2014-2015 FEW year, we welcomed six highly […]

Published on 18th September 2014

June 2014 FEW Meeting Recap: Recap: Developing Corporate Meaning – The Road to Building Global Appeal, Engagement, and Obtaining a Seat at the Executive Table

Recap: “Developing Corporate ‘Meaning’: The Road to Building Global Appeal, Engagement, and Obtaining a Seat at the Executive Table” FEW Meeting June 11, 2014 Speaker: Vikki Bolam By Christina Hanazawa-Gallagher, Vice President of FEW Creating Brand Value Through Storytelling After 23 years in Japan working as a business consultant, UK native, Vikki Bolam, Global Director, […]

Published on 16th June 2014

May 2014 FEW Meeting Recap: What Does Abenomics Offer Women Regardless of Nationality?

Recap: “What Does Abenomics Offer Women Regardless of Nationality?” FEW Meeting May 15th, 2014 Speaker: Professor Yoko Ishikura By Christina Hanazawa-Gallagher, FEW Vice President If you could start again, would you come to Japan to work? Those who answered ‘yes’ to Professor Ishikura’s opening question had many positives to say. They were excited by the […]

Published on 20th May 2014

April 2014 FEW Meeting Recap: Sold for Sex: The Story of Japan’s Invisible Women and Children Trapped in Sex Trafficking

Recap “Sold for Sex: The Story of Japan’s Invisible Women and Children Trapped in Sex Trafficking” FEW Meeting April 10, 2014 Speaker: Shihoko Fujiwara Recap by Christina Hanazawa-Gallagher, Vice President of FEW In 2014, it was estimated by Lighthouse: Center for Human Trafficking that there are approximately 80,000 people in Japan who are labor and […]

Published on 15th April 2014

March 2014 FEW Meeting Recap: Love Branding: Fiat 500 in Japan

Recap: “Love Branding: Fiat 500 in Japan” FEW Meeting March 13, 2014 Speaker: Tiziana Alamprese By Christina Hanazawa-Gallagher, Vice President of FEW You would think that being hit by two Fiats while walking would have been enough motivation for Tiziana Alamprese, Marketing Director for Chrysler Japan, to work for another automobile company. But, she is […]

Published on 18th March 2014

February 2014 FCC Event Recap: Helping Global Brands Perform in Japan

The Keys to Making a Global Brand Flourish or Flop in Japan by Soness Stevens, FEW Ambassador  to FCC Event – February 2014 Ever wonder why there is such a chaotic overflow of information on websites and store shelves…? Kathryn Sloane (Director of Growth, SGK APAC based in Singapore) and Reiko Nakamura (Managing Director of […]

Published on 25th February 2014

February 2014 FEW Meeting Recap: NOT Optional: Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) as THE business model and strategy for sustainable profit

Recap: “NOT Optional: Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) as THE business model and strategy for sustainable profit”, February 13, 2014 By Christina Hanazawa-Gallagher, FEW Vice President Maho Takahashi, Charity and Campaign Manager at LUSH Japan presented “Not Optional: Corporate Responsibility and the Business Model for Sustainable and Ethical Profit” at the February 13, 2014 FEW meeting. […]

Published on 18th February 2014

January 2014 FEW Meeting Recap: Interpreting Your Own Brand- Integrating a Multicultural Mindset in Japan

Recap: “Interpreting Your Own Brand- Integrating a  Multicultural Mindset in Japan” – January 16, 2014 By Christina Hanazawa Gallagher, FEW Vice President Imagine having the courage to start a business after your first business nearly went bankrupt, your first book failed to sale, and still thinking big enough to successfully go after Al Gore as […]

Published on 21st January 2014